Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action

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Leslie King, Deborah McCarthy
Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 - Science - 487 pages
A third edition of this textbook is now available. Environmental Sociology, intended for use in Environmental Sociology courses, uses sociological methods and perspectives to analyze key environmental issues. The reader is organized like an introduction to sociology reader, and comprised of readings that are accessible to and interesting for undergraduates.
 

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Contents

The Vulnerable Planet
3
Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia An Environmental Sacrifice Zone
16
The People of the Forest against International Capitalism Systemic and AntiSystemic Forces in the Battle for the Preservation of the Brazilian Amazon...
29
Tourism Environmentalism and Cultural Survival in Quintana Roo
43
Treadmill Predispositions and Social Responses Population Consumption and Technological Change
61
Environmental Justice Race Class and Gender
71
Oaklands Fruitvale Transit Village Building an Environmentally Sound Vehicle for Neighborhood Revitalization
73
American Environmentalism The Role of Race Class and Gender in Shaping Activism 18201995
87
Media and Popular Culture
253
Touch the Magic
255
The Nature of Future Myths Environmental Discourse in Science Fiction Film 19501999
274
Selling Mother Earth Advertising and the Myth of the Natural
292
Science and Health
307
The Social Construction of Cancer A Walk Upstream
309
Science in Environmental Conflicts
326
Social Movements
339

Turning Public Issues into Private Troubles Lead Contamination Domestic Labor and the Exploitation of Womens Unpaid Labor in Australia
107
Environmental Justice Grassroots Activism and Its Impact on Public Policy Decision Making
120
Work
137
Forty Years of Spotted Owls? A Longitudinal Analysis of Logging Industry Job Losses
139
The Next Revolutionary Stage Recycling Waste or Recycling History?
156
Corporate Responsibility
171
Silent Spill Organization of an Industrial Crisis
173
Corporate Responsibility for Toxins
188
Globalization
203
Tangled Routes Women Work and Globalization on the Tomato Trail
205
Driving South The Globalization of Auto Consumption and Its Social Organization of Space
226
The Environmental Justice Movement Equitable Allocation of the Costs and Benefits of Environmental Management Outcomes
240
Risk and Recruitment Patterns of Social Mobilization in a Government Town
341
Transnational Protest and the Corporate Planet The Case of Mitsubishi Corporation versus the Rainforest Action Network
357
Coalition Building between Native American and Environmental Organizations in Opposition to Development The Case of the New Los Padres Dam ...
371
Hunting and the Politics of Identity in Ontario
394
Thinking about Change and Working for Change
409
A Special Moment in History The Future of Population
411
Cuba A Successful Case Study of Sustainable Agriculture
430
Cleaning the Closet Toward a New Fashion Ethic
439
On the Trail of Courageous Behavior
451
Index
469
About the Editors
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Leslie King is assistant professor of sociology and environmental science and policy at Smith College. Deborah McCarthy is assistant professor in sociology and anthropology at the College of Charleston.

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